If your website is currently using http instead of https, it is a good idea to get an SSL certificate so that you can use https. SSL certificates encrypt data, keeping passwords and user submitted information safe by stopping it going out into the internet as plain text. GDPR regulations require that you protect your […]
You will need to install Node.js, Grunt cli and Sass on your computer to do this tutorial. To find out how to do this on Mac OS X see here: https://suesdesign.co.uk/install-sass-node-js-and-grunt-on-mac-os-x/ […]
If you are using Mac OS X and install Drush 9 and want to use MAMP for your development, you will need to do a bit of extra work to get it working.
If you do not have Drush 9 installed, see how to install it here https://suesdesign.co.uk/install-composer-and-drush-on-mac-os-x/. You will also need to start MAMP and have Drupal 8 installed. […]
You can download and install composer using instructions here: https://getcomposer.org/download/.
Alternatively you can install composer using Homebrew. Homebrew makes it easy to install software and manage updates. You can find instructions on how to install Homebrew here: https://suesdesign.co.uk/install-sass-node-js-and-grunt-on-mac-os-x/ […]
If you create a WordPress website, it is good practice to first create a development site on your own computer then move it to your webhosting when it is finished. You can’t just upload the website and database, it won’t work because WordPress uses absolute URLs and these will all need changing. You may also […]
To get started with creating custom posts, see this tutorial: https://suesdesign.co.uk/how-to-create-custom-posts-in-wordpress/
Once you have registered your custom posts, you will need to create template files to display the posts. You will probably need a page to display a list of the posts and a template for each separate post. […]
As well as pages and posts, WordPress has the ability to use custom posts. These are useful for special pages which don’t fit within pages or blog posts. For example, custom posts can be used to create a portfolio or something like pages of books or recipes. WordPress was originally a blogging system, the introduction […]